Sport Rider Photos
32 / 39
The Ducati has an obvious advantage in torque over the inline-fours, with both the horsepower and torque graphs towering over the others. On paper, the 1198 would be leaping ahead of the inline-fours, opening up a gap that they'd only be able to close once the Ducati starts to sign off around 10,000 rpm. Unfortunately it doesn't pan out in reality; the inline-fours rev so quickly due to their close-ratio gearboxes compared to the 1198 that they easily keep pace on acceleration.
Literbike Comparison Horsepower Torque